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International Youth Day

This forum brought together  development partners, youth-led organizations and policymakers to discuss the critical role young people play in ending FGM/C and why they should be recognised as key stakeholders and strategic partners in Covid-19 recovery.

Target Audience

The webinar targeted African youth, girls-led, youth-led, CSOs and grassroots organizations/coalitions, FGM/C survivors, activists, policymakers, development partners, funders, researchers, media practitioners among others.


  1. To present an overview of research findings on ’Evidence on the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) And Child, Early and Forced Marriages (CEFM) In Kenya, Uganda, Senegal and Ethiopia’’ & Intersection between climate change and FGM/C among Maasai in Kajiado, Kenya.
  2. To provide an essential platform for African youth to demonstrate ways in which they are stepping up and taking action on ending FGM/C within Covid-19 context.
  3. To identify youth-focused ideas and innovations to End FGM/C which can be translated into impactful solutions.
  4. To provide a forum where African youth can build relationships and share solidarity with fellow young activists from across the continent – building the opportunity for collaboration and taking on an identity as a global, Africa-led youth movement.

Jeremiah Kipainoi

Kipainoi is Director of Communications at GMC, and is working with activists to effectively run their media campaigns to end FGM across FGM-Practicing regions in Africa. He is an award-winning multimedia journalist covering women's rights issues and has been published on the BBC, Deutsche Welle, The New York Times, among others. He hosts the End FGM Podcast and the End FGM Live, bringing together local and global stakeholders working at the End FGM. Personal website: